My dad worked way too hard. He didn't have a lot when he was young and when he came to this country he overcame a lot, so he wanted his family to have everything. Sadly, it caused his divorce with my mom when I was 17. But I think he realizes that now (I'm 36 BTW). So he missed out on a lot.
That said, he is loud and hilarious. He loved embarrassing me when he would drop me off at school and then as I walked into the building he would honk the horn and yell out the window, "That's my daughter! I love you!!!!" I thought it was horrible but looking back, I loved it. He would wake me up at 2 am on a school night to go out and get churros at a local cafe. He always hosed down the car int he morning, though I don't know why. He is always on time if not 15 minutes early and he is meticulous with his clothes and hygiene.
I love seeing him with my kids now when he visits or when he lived close by for a few years. He would sit my son in the grocery cart and run down the aisles spinning or when we would walk through the mall my son and him would randomly stop and pose like a mannaquine.
He taught me to be silly which I think is the best thing to be. Of course now I have to follow in his footsteps and embarrass my daughter, which I am an expert at. I was taught well. :)